There was an excellent turnout of 14 Swaledale runners at the Thirsk 10 mile race on March 20th. Dave Atkinson was first club finisher in 123rd place from 877 runners, with a time of 65.19. Martin Randall runs consistently well and was next home in 68.09. He was followed by James Taylor in 76.50 and Ronan Walsh in 80.19. Carol Murray was the first Swaledale woman in 81.17. Other club finishers - Alan Mackay 82.20, Christian Player 82.51, Vicki Howe 83.57, Pete Devlin 85.47, Roger Brisley 87.29, Zoe Mackay 89.28, Julia Spittle 90.10, Ronnie Cassar 94.07, Nicki Skinner 106.02.
Also on Sunday 20th Tim Grimwood ran in the Blakey Blitz fell race (10.6 miles, 2800 feet), probably the toughest of the Esk Valley winter series. For the second race in a row he finished 20th, in 99.54.He now lies in 4th place in the Male Open category.
On March 19th Jacqueline Keavney and Jim Coldwell were over in the Lake District for the scenic undulating Coniston 14 mile race. Jacqueline beat her previous best at the course by several minutes to finish as third woman and first FV50 in 93.47. Jim also ran well, finishing just seconds off a PB in 106.19.
Two club members were in action at the Helmsley 10k multi-terrain race on Easter Sunday. Andrew Fletcher finished in 47th place in 44.12 with Angela Turner in 55.00.
Parkrun results 26th March. Darlington - Marian Hunter 26.38. Northallerton - Nicky Logan 29.53.